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Importance of Culture
Being a Hindu means recognizing the spiritual
teachings that have most helped me in life. The name is not of great
importance. The tradition behind it is what matters. Hinduism, Hindu
Dharma, Sanatana Dharma, Yoga, Vedanta, yogic spirituality, Vedic
science and other such terms reflect different aspects of this same
vast teaching. Yet we must settle on one name for convenience
of communication in the modern world and that appears to be Hinduism
because this term has already gained recognition. There is no reason
why the other positive appellations of this tradition cannot be felt
with the term Hindu Dharma, except for the rigidity of unquestioned
anti-Hindu stereotypes in our culture.
Personally I believe that
Hinduism, particularly as defined as Sanatana Dharma, is the
best religion in the world.